Hello Konstantin,

thank you for your answer. Yes I have exactly the same problem as
discussed on stackoverflow but I haven't found a solution yet.
If I print the log of the Toplevel- Makefile which defines the version
information I only see 2 two commits between "Linux 2.6.31-rc1" and
"Linux 2.6.30" on branch "master" (which is the only branch of this
repository) . I think there should be a lot more commits between these
two versions.

Is there a way to get access to these "hidden" commits which are
somehow striped by the work-flow?

~/linux/git log  -n 5 --oneline v2.6.31-rc1  Makefile
28d0325 Linux 2.6.31-rc1
2521f2c gcov: add gcov profiling infrastructure
45e3e19 Merge branch 'master' of
07a2039 Linux 2.6.30
b8b0618 kbuild: remove extra ifdef/endif of top Makefile


On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 4:52 PM, Konstantin Khomoutov
<flatw...@users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> On Sun, 3 Feb 2013 03:52:51 -0800 (PST)
> martin mangard <dothema...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I use various versions of the linux kernel which I compile from
>> source. I decided to get rid of all my source tar-balls and clone the
>> git repository of the linux kernel.
>> http://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git
>> seems  for me to be the right repository to clone.
>> The oldest Linux version I use is version which can be
>> downloaded from
>> http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/linux- .
>> I now tried to checkout a branch in my local repository which is
>> based on this version.
>> I looked at the tags and noticed that only the major releases have a
>> tag in the master branch.
> [...]
>> I am new to git and somehow lost in this big repository. What are the
>> right techniques to checkout/find version in this
>> repository?
> See http://stackoverflow.com/a/11605138/720999

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